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January 16 in freethought history…

January 16, 1786 - The Act for Establishing Religious Freedom (a.k.a.the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom) is passed by the Virginia General Assembly. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777, the Act sought to disestablish the Church of England in Virginia, and guaranteed … Continue reading

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Podcast #90 – Massimo Pigliucci (Nonsense on Stilts)

We interview Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, evolutionary biologist, philosopher, science crusader, and author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk.  This new book explores the frontier between science and pseudoscience, the difficulty of defining exactly what is science … Continue reading

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Books maybe you should know about

So many books, so little time!  Here are a few recent or upcoming books that I have not had a chance to read, but nonetheless look worthy of the attention of the well-read freethinker.  If I can read all of … Continue reading

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Podcast #85 – American Atheists Convention Part 1

John reports (almost) live from the American Atheists Convention in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Day One speakers included Center for Inquiry’s Paul Kurtz, biologist/philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, UK-based National Secular Society’s Keith Porteous Wood, The God Virus author Darrel Ray, and newly-elected … Continue reading

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Podcast #73 – War on Christmas Special

Okay, no War on Christmas per se, but… the festive season approaches, and it’s time for us to share our Top Five suggestions for holiday gifts for nonbelievers!  It’s your opportunity to warm the cockles of the family atheist and/or … Continue reading

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Podcast #11 – Massimo Pigliucci on Darwin Day

Darwin Day 2008 – Charles Darwin‘s birthday is February 12, which is as good a day as any to celebrate his achievements and those of science in general.  We talk to evolutionary biologist, philosopher and popular science writer Massimo Pigliucci of … Continue reading

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